Each time I called for him he was perfectly ready,equipment checked and in smooth order,pared to essentials. And I, cluttered with gadgets,would clatter behind as he led the way downstairs. In the boat, as befits a sedulous angler,he was taciturn, though between essential wordshe would give that courteous, gentle smilethat was his signature, before his […]
The spaces in the poem are yours.They are the place where youCan enter as yourself aloneAnd think anything in.
A boy once more who learnt the lessons early – / that those who hurt you most, you love most dearly.
What cld you potentially – no! – possibly do to mean – O – wait! this feels too facile. So try once again. Make sure it is all sure – steadfast – scalar movements towards god knows what. You request the sun is shut out so you can muse on song. O – but of […]
Don’t mind if it’s in Sign,
Or words in witty lines…
Maybe I buy the book in the brief belief / that thoughts can be reciprocal
A lifetime of work to own a house / then you end up diminished by it.
What is poetry for? (Maitreyabhandu)
/ It’s for weddings
/ and funerals
/ and reading on the train
/ and for taking a person out of herself
/ and bringing…
Since the former priestess’s departure / a sea-change has taken place.
In the trees above me
/ The blackbird sings
/ As I sit here at my table
/ With my books and my writing things.
This book is not bad.
/ A number of these poems feature the poet’s dog: George.
/ The author’s mother recommends this book.
/ Boris Johnson…
In my disorder I shivered sweated, yawned
/ with fear and wrote some lines that went beyond
/ wit’s end…